‘Coronation Street’s Tina McIntyre will have a Christmas fling with Peter Barlow. The beautiful bar maid has been embroiled in an on/off relationship with Tommy Duckworth (Chris Fountain) and is now looking to set her sights on the soap’s lothario (Chris Gascoyne), who is engaged to factory boss Carla Connor (Alison King). A source told The Sun newspaper: “This is the kind of ratings-winning storyline the soap needs. What better way for Tina to get over Tommy than for her to get to grips with another fella? Michelle is excited by the scripts and is looking forward to filming them.”
Tina’s love life has been in the limelight in recent months as she and Tommy split after the brunette beauty agreed to be a surrogate mother for Izzy Armstrong (Cherylee Houston) and Gary Windass (Mikey North), but the pair rekindled their romance after the arrival of baby Jake. However after Chris Fountain recorded a vile rap which glorified rape the show’s producers were forced to continue without him and give his on-screen love a new storyline. Michelle, who joined the ITV soap in 2008, is leaving the show next year.